Interesting… but reserving judgment because if it’s anything like the last version -meh
I think it’s recycled articles from the old site. And no message boards (which was the only reason I went there).
I don’t find Chowhound there, just a little new authored content.
A friend of mine wrote me this:
Not really. Static Media bought the rights to the name earlier this year. Its content is generated by in-house staff. Some of the recipes look good, though."
I got some of my very best recipes there. And some restaurants recs - not SoCal! - one of which is the best restaurant we’ve ever eaten…in Budapest. jfood gave me endless tips, even walked me through my first effort with tortellini. And on and on. I really regret that we didn’t have any notice that the site was going away. There are SO many things I would have saved.
We had plenty of notice. Unfortunately I was too busy with work to make a backup and apparently the people who said they were going to failed.
A lot of that content has been saved by the internet archive; navigation is not always smooth (er, or I just suck at it), but the info is there.
Someone on HungryOnion recently posted a link to this marvelous thread:
Wayback has only a small percentage. Nine times out of ten when I’ve searched there, what I want is missing. Some was probably already lost due to CBS’s incompetent staff / consultants before Red Ventures bought the site and threw it away.
I believe it was you who found something for me. Thanks and I’ll have to check. I’m old so don’t have great hope.
I’m gonna have to make that risotto.
This new (?) renamed (?) site has no connection to Chowhound other than the domain name. It’s the stupidest Chowhound yet.
Wow. I’ve only looked at it for a short while but I can see its value.
Looking on Wayback, the new chowhound.com went live on October 19. I guess it’s all new content. I don’t recognize any of the editors’ or writers’ names.
OMG, thanks for digging that one up. Such a classic!